artist Robin Rimbaud traverses the experimental terrain between sound,
space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces
that twist technology in unconventional ways. From his early
controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to
his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the
symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge,
his restless explorations of the experimental terrain have won him
international admiration from amongst others, Bjork, Aphex Twin and Stockhausen.
Scanner is committed to working with cutting edge practitioners and has
collaborated with artists from every imaginable genre: musicians Bryan Ferry, Radiohead and Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet and Merce Cunningham and Random Dance companies, composers Michael Nyman and Luc Ferrari, and artists Steve McQueen, Mike Kelley, Derek Jarman, Carsten Nicolai and Douglas Gordon.
Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sound art, producing
concerts, compositions, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation(1994), Delivery(1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. In 2004 his Sound Surface work with Stephen Vitiello was the first ever Tate Modern sound-art commission. In 2006 he presented Night Haunts with Artangel, produced a four-hour performance across the mountains of North Wales, and designed a new car horn for the US.
In 2007 he sound-designed new British horror movie Reverb, installed a
permanent artwork for the Northern Neuro Disability Services Centre in
Newcastle UK, and collaborated with film-maker Steve McQueen for his
film Gravesend at the 52nd Venice Biennial. His score for the hit musical Kirikou & Karaba is currently touring France and Belgium.
He has performed and created works in many of the world's most prestigious spaces including SFMOMA USA, Hayward Gallery London, Pompidou Centre Paris, Kunsthalle Vienna, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Tate Modern London and The Royal Opera House London.
His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
MEMETIC FLESH (with Arthur & Marilouise Kroker and Rupert Huber), 1996.